I’m an itinerant documentary maker who has been visiting farms and talking to farmers for over 10 years.
Spanning a decade of time, Jan Weber (As We Sow), continues her journey with new Farmlandia project.
I started “documenting” in 2001, not “making a documentary” exactly, because I really didn’t know what it was going to end up being. The New York Times had run a series of articles about the disappearance of small towns across the Midwest, about communities drying up and farmers forced off the land. I wanted to […]
What happens when independent farmers decide to go under contract to corporate producers and forever change the relationship between farmer and farm? Contract farming has led to a change in the rural economic landscape, for better or, as farmers and a host of rural analysts and academics say, worse, much worse: “They control you and […]
As We Sow documentary looks at the changes in the Midwest as a result of industrial agriculture.